NO. 476 DESERT SPRING - This spring was on an old Indian horse thief trail and later (1834) Joe Walker Trail. The famished Manly-Jayhawk Death Valley parties (1849-50) were revived here after coming from Indian Wells through Last Chance Canyon. This was also a station on the Nadeau Borax Freight Road.
From Valley Road head South on Pappas Road for 0.5 mi. You will come to a dirt trail on the west side of Pappas Road. Follow the dirt trail for 0.25 mi.